Today I’m participating in the WordPress weekly photo challenge and this week’s theme is “from lines to patterns”. You can click on the photos below for a larger view. If you like what you see, feel free to subscribe and receive nature photography updates a few times a week.

I love the color patterns created by the lines on this monarch caterpillar.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - monarch caterpillar

WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – monarch caterpillar

Take a look at the intricate lines and patterns that make up the wings of a dragonfly. No wonder this is the fastest flying insect in the world.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - wings of an orange dragonfly

WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – wings of an orange dragonfly

The leaves of the bloodleaf plant (Iresine herbstii) display some beautiful lines all across.

Bloodleaf plant - Iresine herbstii

Bloodleaf plant – Iresine herbstii

I love the beautiful patterns and lines on the wood duck.

Wordpress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns - wood duck

WordPress weekly photo challenge: from lines to patterns – wood duck

Waves create lines and patterns, even if it’s just the small ripples of a lake.

Lines and patterns of a lake's waves

Lines and patterns of a lake’s waves

Dandelions in seeds displays a lot of lines sorted by clusters.

Lines and patterns of a dandelion in seed

Lines and patterns of a dandelion in seed

I chose the lines of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe) for last. I hope you enjoy them!

Lines and patterns of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe)

Lines and patterns of the paper kite butterfly (Idea Leuconoe)

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About Milka Pejovic

I'm a freelance writer, artist and photographer. I write mostly for business, not enough for pleasure, and I take a lot of pictures of the world around me.

23 responses »

  1. Sheila says:

    I love the caterpillar and butterfly ones! The caterpillar is so vibrant, he almost looks like a cartoon.

    • mpejovic says:

      There’s something about caterpillars that makes them looks a bit rubbery (except for the fuzzy ones). It’s amazing how different they look from the final butterfly colors.

  2. The caterpillar is fantastic. 🙂

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    What a great selection to highlight that theme. Love the caterpillar!

  4. Amy says:

    Very cool selections! Beautiful post!

  5. pamasaurus says:

    Beautiful photos, all of them are great choices for this challenge.

  6. The dragonfly is awesome!

    janet

    • mpejovic says:

      Well, thank you for rooting for the dragonfly and not the caterpillar like everyone else! I really like dragonflies but they’re quite a challenge to photograph since they barely sit still.

  7. soonie2 says:

    I love them all but the caterpillar is definitely a fave! Just amazing!

  8. Lovely selection of photos! Nature is definitely full of patterns and the little caterpillar is a fabulous example.

  9. mithriluna says:

    Gorgeous images of pattern! Thanks for sharing.

  10. restlessjo says:

    You do put a lovely collection together, Milka 🙂

  11. Each one takes us to a happy, peaceful, even carefree childhood place in our hearts and memory. I used to chase orange dragonflies as a kid at a rice field next to my parent’s house. Now it’s a concrete building. Miss those simple times. Best wishes to you and your family.

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